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We road-tripped to beautiful Edenton to stay at the historic Inner Banks Inn! | Edenton, NC

Inner Banks Inn in Edenton, North Carolina is one of the most unique Bed and Breakfast properties I have ever visited and stayed. It’s actually comprised of five historic homes. You choose the house and the room you want. How cool is that?!

The weekend I stayed in Edenton, I chose to stay in the big grand victorian at the Inner Banks Inn. It did not disappoint! I NEEDED a canopy bed in my life, and I got it. The bed was comfy, the blankets warm, and the pillow was perfection.

Another house that is very cool to explore at the Inn (and it is in my video above) is the Pack House. It was an actual tobacco barn and moved to the property to save it from demolition! Walking through it you will find old tobacco hanging that was recovered from the barn. You will see old beams peeking out from a wall. And the floorboards creak in just the right places.

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Ya’ll, this is honestly one of my favorite BNBs and it’s in one of my favorite little water-front towns in NC. You will not regret making the trip out here and staying at the Inner Banks Inn.

The Food. OMG. THE FOOD!
Another great thing about the Inner Banks Inn is the food. OMG. ‘The Table’ is a top-rate, chef-run restaurant. I snapped a picture of the very special menu they made for our visit. Check it out!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the inside is just as beautiful as the outside!

The Town of Edenton
After my visit to Edenton, I told everyone I know, that is my new dream. I need to live in Edenton.

My description was that Edenton was like a Mayberry with water. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and welcoming. We had people inviting us into their historic homes to show us their homes’ history. And the downtown area has cute little shops, delis, and coffee shops. Just walking the streets you can feel the history in every brick, tree, and lamppost.

A must-see if you go to Edenton is the Roanoke River Lighthouse. It was built in 1887 and decommissioned in 1941. There is a nominal fee to tour the inside, but totally worth the admission price. $3.50 for adults and $1.75 for children 3-12.

We took a little pit stop at the lighthouse and shot this video:

Driving up and down the streets of Edenton you will see historic home after historic home. Each street had an eclectic mix of various style houses. And I wanted each one as my own.

There are so many things to see and do in Edenton, NC. And for the history buff, it should be on your bucket list. Make sure you also go see the Chowan County Courthouse. It was built in 1767 and is the most intact colonial courthouse in America! Joseph Hewes, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was one of the commissioners appointed to raise money for its construction.

Here are a few more shots of the beautiful town…